SBS documentary Prison Songs and ABC’s The War That Changed Us are amongst nominees in the running for the 2015 WA Screen Awards.
The WASAs recognise achievements in feature film, short film, web series, music videos, television production, documentary, games and interactive productions.
479 entries from 162 screen projects were submitted for 33 categories.
Beyond West-produced documentary Prison Songs directed by Kelrick Martin and produced by Harry Bardwell, received 6 nominations.
ABC mini-series, The War That Changed Us, written and directed by Don Featherstone and produced by Andrew Ogilvie also received 6 nominations.
“FTI would like to thank the 60 industry judges who had the unenviable task of determining which of the 800 entries were the most deserving of recognition. As always, many worthy projects missed out. The competitive nature of this year’s WASAs is an indicator of an increasingly vibrant WA Screen Sector. FTI congratulates all the nominees and wish them the very best of luck for the Gala Awards Ceremony on 29 June,” said CEO of FTI, Paul Bodlovich.
“We are proud to be associated with an event that once again celebrates the incredible talents of West Australian screen practitioners. It’s an exciting time in the industry and we look forward to following the careers of all the award nominees,” said CEO of ScreenWest, Ian Booth.
Joel Creasey will host the 27th annual gala awards ceremony in the State Theatre Centre of WA on June 29th.
TV and related categories:
BEST TV PRODUCTION – FACTUAL
Birthplace Of The Giants – Jodie De Barros, Leighton De Barros and Jonathan Rowdon
Enigma Man – A Stone Age Mystery – Andrew Ogilvie
Prison Songs – Kelrick Martin and Harry Bardwell
Who Do You Think You Are? Andrew Denton – Celia Tate – Artemis International
BEST DIRECTION – LONG FORM
Frackman – Richard Todd
Prison Songs – Kelrick Martin
The Reckoning – John V. Soto
The Waler: Australia’s Great War Horse – Russell Vines
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – LONG FORM
8MMM – Emma Fletcher
Kill Me Three Times – Clayton Jauncey
Paper Planes – Clayton Jauncey
The War That Changed Us – Emma Fletcher
BEST SOUND – LONG FORM
Pinch – Ric Curtin
Prison Songs – Glenn Martin
The Reckoning – Ric Curtin
The War That Changed Us – Ric Curtin, Glenn Martin, Ash Charlton and Owen Hughes
BEST EDITING – LONG FORM
Birthplace of the Giants – Jonathan Rowdon
Enigma Man – A Stone Age Mystery – Lawrie Silvestrin ASE
Prison Songs – Merlin Cornish
The War That Changed Us – Lawrie Silvestrin ASE and David Fosdick
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC – LONG FORM
Enigma Man – A Stone Age Mystery – Ash Gibson Greig
Pinch – Ash Gibson Greig
Prison Songs – Shellie Morris and Casey Bennetto
The War That Changed Us – Ash Gibson Greig
BEST VISUAL FX
The Amber Sky – Andre Cheng Fane and Fu Peng
The War That Changed Us – Mike Dunn – Phimedia
These Final Hours – Nathan Stone and Stuart Campbell – Double Barrel
Top Knot Detective – Dominic Pearce, Robert Woods and Steven Hughes